Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

 
CDU Staff and Student only
 

Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts

O'Grady, Kerry-Ann F., Krause, Vicki and Andrews, Ross M. (2009). Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts. Vaccine,27(2):307-312.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 111114xPUB3
Title Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts
Author O'Grady, Kerry-Ann F.
Krause, Vicki
Andrews, Ross M.
Journal Name Vaccine
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0264-410X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 307
End Page 312
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Elsevier
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Childhood immunisation coverage reported at 12 to <15 months and 2 years of age, may mask deficiencies in the timeliness of vaccines designed to protect against diseases in infancy. This study aimed to evaluate immunisation timeliness in Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory, Australia. Coverage was analysed at the date children turned 7, 13 and 18 months of age. By 7 months of age, 45.2% of children had completed the recommended schedule, increasing to 49.5% and 81.2% at 13 and 18 months of age, respectively. Immunisation performance benchmarks must focus on improving the timeliness in these children in the first year of life.
Keywords immunisation
timeliness
Indigenous
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.09.096   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 53 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 18:26:23 CST